Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Salon Wrap-Up for December 12, 2021: "Stoned For The Holidays" with Stone & Stone

 Stone & Stone

Adam and Todd Stone
 twins have performed in many of the largest comedy clubs in the U.S., including Caroline's on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, New York Friars' Club, Stand-Up NY and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Each month, the Stones host the long-running live show, Stone and Stone, at the People's Improv Theater. The Stones are both members of the New York Friars' Club. In February 2008, judges Steve Schirripa and Richard Belzer selected Stone and Stone to advance to the Last Comic Standing, Season 6 semi-finals in Las Vegas.

To start tonight's event...

Our Co-Hosts, Adam Stone & Todd Stone, kicked us off with a hilarious overlapping opening set where neither got a word in edgewise for a while! We learned who is married and who is not, and the hilarious name of the spouse. And then, these first time Co-hosts made it all look easy.

In the second set, Adam graciously—well, after a few acting tips for his brother Todd on what to do with his hands--turned the mic over to Todd to sing a classical song…O Sole Mio. But first Todd, who has only recently come out, confessed he had fallen in love with Marnie Klar after she sang in the first set. (Who wouldn’t?) So he had his lyrics in hand, but had to keep stopping his song to confess his love for Marnie and then tell us about the lyrics of the song.

You can see Stone & Stone when they perform at City Vineyard at Pier 26, on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Mark Janas/Classical Corner

Mark spoke of his upcoming engagement as Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist for: “Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice.”

Finding My Voice takes audiences on a remarkable behind-the-scenes journey of Kathleen Turner’s extensive and well-documented career. Peppered with songs from the great American songbook, Kathleen Turner croons hits including “It’s Only a Paper Moon," “I’d Rather Be Sailing," “On the Street Where You Live," and “Every Time We Say Goodbye," showcasing her trademark husky voice.

Directed by Andy Gale, Finding My Voice features musical direction, arrangements and accompaniment from Mark Janas.

Thursday, December 16, 2021 • 8:00pm 
The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, NYC
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ALSO! Mark will be bringing back "Mark Janas Classical Corner" - a full show of teaching and celebration of classical music - to Don't Tell Mama in the new year.  

Special Guests Beth Falcone and Ritt Henn

Tonight, Special Guest Beth Falcone performed selections from her Upcoming Concert with her hubby, Ritt Henn. You can see "Beth & Ritt's 6th Annual Holiday Survival Kit Live!" at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd Street, New York, NY, on Sunday 12/19, at 2:30 pm.

Roster of Performers for the Evening (in order of appearance): 
All piano accompaniment by Mark Janas unless otherwise noted.

Co-Hosts Stone & Stone
Ira Lee Collings
Bobbie Horowitz
Bob Simonello
Michael Colby
Graeme Lister
Liora Michelle, Bill Zeffiro piano
Frances O’Flynn (Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Jeff Flaster (Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Matthew Martin Ward
Ann Talman
Marnie Klar
Classical Corner
Co-Hosts Stone & Stone
Special Guest Beth Falcone (Ritt Henn on bass)
Tanya Moberly
Debbie Kane Raymar
Goldie Dver (Bill Zeffiro on piano)
Bill Zeffiro
Barbara Malley
Richard Eisenberg
Dr. Susan Horowitz
Bennett Silverstein
Co-Hosts Stone & Stone 

Special thanks to Salon Host and pianist Mark Janas, producer Tanya Moberly, bassist Ritt Henn, and additional fantastic pianists Bill Zeffiro and Matthew Martin Ward.

Thanks also to Ernie Bird on lights and sound, and to the wonderful waitstaff (KJ!) and thoughtful management at Don't Tell Mama. Finally, a big thank you to our videographer for the evening, the amazing Steve Bustamante. And thank you to the amazing David Gilliam for the wonderful Holiday Swag Bags!

Upcoming Shows

Mark will be bringing back "Mark Janas' Classical Corner" - a full show of teaching and celebration of classical music - to Don't Tell Mama in the New Year, 2022.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (7pm) - Tanya Moberly directs Marnie Klar in "Marnie Klar: A Woman's Prerogative" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, December 16, 2021 (7pm)-Matthew Martin Ward music directs Christine Pedi's in "Snowbiz" at The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street.

Thursday, December 16, 2021 Mark Janas with Kathleen Turner, " Finding My Voice. at Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, NYC.

Friday, December 17, 2021 (7pm) - Tanya Moberly is appearing in "I Love NY Songwriters: Part II" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 18, 2021 (2pm) – Lina Koutrakos “HOLIDAY CHEER” from The Advanced Saturday Performance Workshop at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC

Saturday, December 18, 2021 (5pm) - Tanya Moberly directs Rian Keating (musical direction by Woody Regan) in "time stamps: life fragments in story and song" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, December 19, 2021 (2:30 pm): "Beth & Ritt's 6th Annual Holiday Survival Kit Live!" at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd Street, New York, NY.

January 25, 2022:  Lynda Rodolitz sings in Susie Mosher's Lineup at Birdland 2, 315 West 44th Street, NYC

January 27, 2022: Lynda Rodolitz, performs in Singnasium's CabLab at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, February 17th, 2022 (7:30pm): see Stone & Stone Live--Voices on the Hudson, at City Vineyard at Pier 26. Merrill Stone show February! She is Mom to Stone and Stone too.

February, 2022: Mary Lahti will be performing her show: "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda" at Don't Tell Mama.

February, March and April, 2022: Jeff Flaster will be performing his show: "Take The Moment" with Matthew Martin Ward, music director.

Thursday, March 31, 2022 (9:45pm): Ann Talman will debut her show "The Shadow of Her Smile" at Feinstein’ 54 Below. Tickets

Mark your calendars - Upcoming Salons in 2022:

January 16, 2022 Theme: Oh, What A Beautiful Morning – The Songs Of Rogers & Hammerstein / Co-Host: Meg Flather

January 30, 2022 Theme: TBA / Co-Host: Sean Patrick Murtagh

February 6, 2022 Theme: TBA / Co-Host: Warren Schein

February 20, 2022 Theme: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda-Songs of Regret / Co-Host: Mary Lahti

Posted by Ann Talman 

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